Kathy ran our company’s first formal fiduciary board search for a Director who could also chair the Audit Committee. We wanted to move fast and she delivered—more than a dozen tremendous candidates with incredible yet equally valuable diverse backgrounds in just two weeks—and then kept momentum and follow-up going throughout the process, resulting in us finding the perfect board member.

Jennifer Brandel
CEO Hearken, Inc. (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

I had the pleasure to work with Kathy on two projects: for a pre-IPO SaaS company where she provided the capabilities foundation for digitalization and for an organization who engaged Kathy to recommend organizational structure and capability improvements to modernize a number of functions. Kathy is amazing to work with, to hear her perspective on motivating teams in the digital space, and is an asset to any team.

Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation Top Tech Firm (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

Kathy has been an invaluable advisor as I have moved through my career journey. She guided me on her career process, resulting in me securing two dream executive jobs.

Carol Rubin
Global Chief Operating Officer Jenner & Block (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

Kathy Graham is a unique combination of a finance and human capital expert who aligns financial skill sets to strategic goals in order to drive excess stakeholder value through practical and actionable solutions.

Eileen Kamerick Client and current Board Director for Associated Bank (NYSE), Hochschild Mining (LSE), Legg Mason Closed-End Mutual Funds (NYSE). Former CFO of the Americas for BP PLC. CFO of a number of highly successful large public and private companies throughout her career. (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

Kathy Graham is simply the best in the business at creating authentic and powerful board bios and resumes. Going through her proprietary process enables Kathy to develop a portfolio of documents that effectively communicate what you would bring to a board, and also provides you, the client, with identification of boards/industries most interested/of interest in your background, plus an incredible prep for board interviews. She is a pleasure to work with and I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Former CEO Now corporate board careerist (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

Working with Kathy Graham has been a true joy. Kathy is an absolute thought leader in personal career mapping, career positioning, and support in finding the role that is your best match. Their proprietary process "Your Career Campaign" helped me see my career accomplishments and future career roadmap, including corporate boards, in a way that I had not imagined possible.

Jeff Blade
CEO & Board Director, Dennis Uniform +100-year-old private equity-backed—SBJ Capital—leading school uniform provider in North America...#1 in USA (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)

Kathy is a preternatural connector of ideas, people and opportunities and I feel incredibly lucky that our paths crossed. From the moment I met her, she immediately began connecting me to people and opportunities that could help me grow my business, including speaking engagements and organizations.

She values people above all else, and it shows in how she operates and moves through the world. You'd be lucky to have Kathy learn about what your company does, then let her weave her deep connections to strengthen your own work and vision.

Jennifer Brandel
CEO Hearken, Inc. (Hover over dot to pause testimonial)




—NOT Search! It's Consulting Engagements!


  • Fast: 100 Days or Less to Completion
  • Expert(s) Only Work 1 Client At a Time
  • Free Interim Referral When Appropriate
  • Source: Vast Network of Personal Relationships Reach Quality Quickly
  • Rare Talent, Key Talent, & Simultaneous Multiple Position Bundles Our Specialty
  • 98% of Talent Acquisition Engagements Are Completed—10+ Years Average Stay


—for Executives & Board Directors

  • Over 1000 Clients Since Inception
  • +80% of Clients Successfully Reach Goal
  • For C-Suite & Board Goal Realization
  • Customized for Each Person—Includes What Works Best For Your Personality, Others You Interact With, & Your Local Customs/Country/Era
  • Completely Confidential
  • Collaborative Approach
  • No Completion Time Limit


—MORE from Board and Executive Talent


  • Organizational Structure Review/Options
  • Real Time Competitor Analysis
  • Situations Transformed for More Effectiveness
  • Talent As a Sustainable Competitive Advantage Approach to Succession
  • Enhancement Of Human Capital Capabilities To Embrace Modernization

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Chicago Headquarters
Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606

Contact Kathy Graham
Phone: (312) 945-2474
Email: graham@thehqcompanies.com